Monday, June 14, 2010

Coming Soon: On the Farm Day

If you're well versed in the farming community in Virginia, then the acronym VICFA is probably a familiar one.  The Virginia Independent Consumers and Farmers Association is a coalition of consumers, farmers and citizens fighting for food rights, small farms and food freedom.  They are working hard to promote and preserve unregulated direct farmer to consumer trade and increase the availability of locally grown and produced food products.

To that end, the kind folks at VICFA have organized On the Farm Day on Sunday, June 20.  They've lined up tours at some of the best farms across Virginia, to bridge the farmer-citizen gap and help people learn what it takes to grow, produce and make delicious local food.

Local Food Hub is excited to be participating and representing Albemarle County!  We are offering free tours to all interested community members at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.  If you're interested in joining a tour, please RSVP to emily [at]

We'll be showcasing our work at Maple Hill, a 75-acre certified organic farm in Scottsville.  Check out what we're growing, what kind of organic methods we're using, ask questions and even buy some farm fresh produce and eggs.

Hope to see you on the farm!

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